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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 5, 2011 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks is DEAD on...as CLIFF notes...

I think there are 2 points that he makes and one is certainly debatable. Bob was important to the band but he was not in the same league as the top 3, so I am in agreement with his first point.

The debatable statement is "Once and a while they would really lock in and find a groove. It was very few and far between but they would do it. The later years of the band it almost never happened."

I'll agree with the later years statement but to say they were locked in few and far between in the years 1968-1981 is flat out wrong! Isn't almost all of 1972, 1973 & 1977 viewed as being outstanding with very few exceptions? Summer of 1974 and I'll even throw in 1981 as being exceptional as well.

Then again we do not know the context of the statement, but does it really matter? It's not going to change my listening habits.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 5, 2011 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks is DEAD on...as CLIFF notes...

"Once and a while they would really lock in and find a groove. It was very few and far between but they would do it. The later years of the band it almost never happened."

I knew you would disagree with that statement billydlions :)

And later on Utopian will chime in here, link some shows from 1987 and claim that the Grateful Dead were locking in while Jerry was high on Persian, but the sad fact is Trucks was right about everything...

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Poster: utopian Date: Jun 6, 2011 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wrong again.

Jerry started smoking Persian in 76, as per skully's book when he names the exact date... Anyone?
Apparently he was not partaking in 87 when he was in a clean mode.

Peace

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 5, 2011 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks is DEAD on...as CLIFF notes...

Why did you think I would disagree with that statement? I did agree with the later year part of what he said. I'm actually defending your era!

Anyway Cliff, it's been a long time since we've had a good debate, but the golf course is calling my name right now.

BTW- fishing has been amazing down here the last few months. It almost makes me wish I had a boat!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 5, 2011 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks is DEAD on...as CLIFF notes...

It all depends on your definition of "locked-in"

By my definition, I dont think the Grateful Dead "locked in" all that much prior to 1977.

To me locked in means a great deal more than just cohesive jamming. I don't think the playing style of the Grateful Deal lent itself to "locking-in" In fact quite the opposite is true. This is likely the reason that we enjoy their music so much. It's more about where they go than how they get there...

What have they been catching down in Stuart lately?

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 5, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Butch Trucks is DEAD on...as CLIFF notes...

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